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  • American Says He Was on bin Laden's Trail

    08/21/2004 1:59:46 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies · 1,154+ views
    My Way News ^ | 8/21/04 | PAUL HAVEN/AP
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An American on trial for allegedly torturing Afghan terror suspects in a private jail claimed Saturday in his first interview from custody that he was hot on the heels of Osama bin Laden and other militant leaders when he was arrested on July 5. Jonathan Idema told The Associated Press he had official sanction from Afghans and Americans to hunt down terrorists and said he has been prevented from showing the evidence in court. Prosecutors say Idema was waging a private war, and he faces up to 20 years in a crumbling Afghan prison if convicted....
  • Startling implications of a Jihadi letter

    11/09/2007 11:03:03 AM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 379+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 09, 2007 | Ray Robison
    New light is being shed on the 2001 anthrax attacks in a fascinating open letter to Ayman al Zawahiri of al Qaeda, written by a jihadi living in London. Numan Bin Uthman, a former leader of an armed Islamic group in Libya, provides yet more evidence that the global Islamic jihad movement is losing its resolve.  But the letter contains a startling admission. Uthman tells us of a conversation he had with al Qaeda leaders before the 9/11 attacks in which he urged them not to use WMD. From AKI News: Uthman also said that he had taken part in...
  • Britain - and Prince Harry - are failing in Afghanistan, says warlord

    01/01/2013 8:49:35 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 01 Jan 2013 | Peter Oborne,
    One of Afghanistan's most feared and wanted warlords has warned that the country could collapse into a murderous civil war after the withdrawal of Nato troops next year. [snip] "The British prince comes to Afghanistan to kill innocent Afghans while he is drunk. He wants to hunt down Mujaheddin with his helicopter rockets without any shame.But he does not understand this simple fact that the hunting of Afghan lions and eagles is not that easy! Jackals cannot hunt lions. During the Mujaheddin attack on the American base the Prince saw that he was the one about to be hunted and...
  • Suicide bomber in Afghan capital kills at least 9

    09/18/2012 12:49:37 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 5 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Sept 18, 2012
    <p>A spokesman for an Afghan militant Islamist group says members carried out a suicide attack near Kabul airport that killed at least nine people in reprisal for an anti-Islam film that ridicules the Prophet Muhammad.</p> <p>Haroon Zarghhon claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attack near Kabul airport in an email to The Associated Press. He said the attack was carried out by a 22-year-old woman named Fatima.</p>
  • Missouri Muslim Charity Director Pleads Guilty

    06/30/2010 12:41:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies
    SNIPPET: "On Friday, Mubarak Hamed, the former director of the now defunct Islamic American Relief Agency-USA (IARA) based in Columbia, Missouri, pled guilty to three counts of a federal indictment charging that he illegally sent more than a million dollars to Iraq in violation of U.S. sanctions, conspiracy, and tax violations. Federal agents raided IARA's offices in 2004, seized its assets, and said it was part of a global network of similar Islamic charities that supported terrorist organizations. As part of his plea agreement, Hamed admitted the U.S.-based charity was part of this international network, with the IARA branch based...
  • NATO says kills 100 fighters in huge Afghan battle

    10/06/2009 9:10:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,072+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/6/09 | Peter Graff
    KABUL (Reuters) – NATO forces said Tuesday they had killed more that 100 fighters in a huge weekend battle in eastern Afghanistan in which eight Americans died, the deadliest firefight for U.S. troops in more than a year. The revised enemy death toll gives an idea of the scale of the battle, one of the biggest of the eight-year-old war, in which hundreds of fighters armed with machine guns, rifles and rocket-propelled grenades attempted to storm remote outposts. "A more detailed battlefield assessment following the October 3 attack in Nuristan has determined that enemy forces suffered more than 100 dead...
  • Over 100 Taliban killed in weekend clash: NATO

    10/06/2009 9:10:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 655+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/6/09 | AFP
    KABUL (AFP) – Over 100 Taliban fighters were killed in a weekend clash that left eight US soldiers dead, NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said Tuesday. "A more detailed battlefield assessment following the October 3 attack in Nuristan has determined that enemy forces suffered more than 100 dead during the well-coordinated defence -- significantly higher losses than originally thought," a statement said. Hundreds of militant fighters on Saturday swept down a remote hillside at dawn near the mountainous border with Pakistan to attack two Afghan army and NATO outposts. The resulting firefight lasted into the night and prompted US...
  • Seven Charged with Terrorism Violations in North Carolina

    07/27/2009 2:29:56 PM PDT · by Cindy · 85 replies · 3,029+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Seven Charged with Terrorism Violations in North Carolina RALEIGH, NC—Seven individuals have been charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists and conspiring to murder, kidnap, maim, and injure persons abroad, David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division; George E.B. Holding, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina; and Owen D. Harris, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Charlotte Field Division, announced today. On Wednesday, July 22, 2009, a federal grand jury in the Eastern District of North Carolina returned a sealed seven-count indictment against the...
  • When You Sleep With...

    05/13/2009 2:20:26 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 303+ views
    THREATS WATCH.org ^ | May 11, 2009 at 1:45 PM | By Jay Fraser
    SNIPPET: "Against the backdrop of the replacement of top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David McKiernan with Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal by Defense Secretary Gates, as well as the recognition that Pakistan teeters, there is the stark pronouncement by Afghan President Hamid Karzai that he plans to power share with Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a warlord who is on the U.S. "most wanted terrorist" list." SNIPPET: "One thing however seems certain, "when you sleep with dogs, you could get fleas." Then again, maybe its sort of a "life insurance policy.""
  • Karzai Set to Deal With Warlord Hekmatyar

    05/10/2009 10:24:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 403+ views
    UPI ^ | 5/10/09
    Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai will negotiate to share power with notorious warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, The Sunday Times of London reported. Without naming sources, the newspaper said Karzai, who is facing reelection this summer, will hold talks with the anti-American hardliner in the coming weeks in a bid to co-opt a main rival and bring his group, Hezb-i-Islami, into the government. The Sunday Times reported Hezb-i-Islami will be offered several government ministries and provincial governorships in exchange for laying down its arms. Hezb-i-Islami is regarded by the United States as a terrorist group and has been blamed for many attacks in...
  • Holbrooke reaches out to Hekmatyar

    04/12/2009 3:51:54 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies · 297+ views
    atimes.com ^ | April 10, 2009
    The recent meeting between a deputy of Richard Holbrooke, the United States special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, and an emissary of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), is by all accounts a landmark move in the United States' stated aim of involving militant groups in ending the conflict in Afghanistan. The choice of Hekmatyar also indicates just how desperate the US is in finding an escape route from the escalating crisis in Afghanistan. Hekmatyar is a declared terrorist with a reported $25 million price on his head. The 61-year-old engineer from Kunduz province and his anti-government fighters are...
  • Afghanistan - Hekmatyar claims responsibility for attack on French troops

    09/29/2008 12:11:11 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 372+ views
    AFP via translation | September 29, 2008
    Afghanistan: A warlord Hekmatyar claimed the ambush against the French KABUL - The Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar claimed responsibility for the ambush in which ten French soldiers were killed near Kabul on August 18 and acknowledged the death of ten of its own fighters in this battle, in a video received Monday by a private news agency Afghan. The attack had previously been claimed by the Taliban, which form a separate group Hezb-e-Islami (Islamic party, HIG) to Hekmatyar. On 18 August, a French patrol fell into an ambush mounted by 140 to 170 well-armed insurgents in the valley Uzbeen...
  • Afghan, U.S. Forces Capture Militants in Nuristan Province Raid

    04/07/2008 4:42:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 121+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 7, 2008 – Afghan and coalition security forces operating in Afghanistan’s Nuristan province cleared Kendal and Shok villages of insurgents and captured several suspects yesterday, military officials reported, while coalition troops and Afghan police seized two militants in operations in Khowst province. The combined Afghan-U.S. force repelled the attack with accurate small-arms fire and crew-served weapons. During the long battle, the insurgents reinforced their positions in several compounds with large groups of fighters. Close-air support was called upon to dislodge the heavily armed insurgents from their reinforced defensive positions. After neutralizing the threat, the combined force detained numerous...
  • MO: (FED) Grand Jury Issues New Charges Against Islamic Charity; Charges Ex-Congressman

    01/16/2008 1:13:04 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies · 485+ views
    missourinet ^ | Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 1:19 PM | Bob Priddy
     A federal grand jury in Kansas City has issued a new indictment against an Islamic charity based in Columbia---and has added a former Michigan congressman to the list of people indicted.The new indictment accuses the Islamic American Relief Agency and several former officers of of engaging in prohibited financial transactions for the benefit of a terrorist. The indictment charges former Michigan Congressman Mark Deli Siljander with money laundering, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice.Federal officials say the charity sent money to Pakistan to benefit a man designated by the United States as a global terrorist. The prosecutor says the man had...
  • Ex-Lawmaker Charged in Terror Conspiracy (Former U.S. congressman)

    01/16/2008 12:11:59 PM PST · by varina davis · 116 replies · 299+ views
    ap wire ^ | Jan. 16, 2008 | ap
    Ex-Lawmaker Charged in Terror Conspiracy Jan 16 02:42 PM US/Eastern By LARA JAKES JORDAN Associated Press Writer 19 Comments WASHINGTON (AP) - A former congressman and delegate to the United Nations was indicted Wednesday as part of a terrorist fundraising ring that allegedly sent more than $130,000 to an al-Qaida and Taliban supporter who has threatened U.S. and international troops in Afghanistan. The former Republican congressman from Michigan, Mark Deli Siljander, was charged with money laundering, conspiracy and obstructing justice for allegedly lying about lobbying senators on behalf of an Islamic charity that authorities said was secretly sending funds to...
  • Former congressman charged in conspiracy involving terror fundraising ring (Mark Deli Siljander)

    01/16/2008 11:50:20 AM PST · by james500 · 114 replies · 1,667+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | January 16, 2008 - 1:42 PM
    A former congressman and delegate to the United Nations was indicted Wednesday as part of a terrorist fundraising ring that allegedly sent more than $130,000 to an al-Qaida and Taliban supporter who has threatened U.S. and international troops in Afghanistan.
  • Former Michigan congressman Siljander indicted

    01/16/2008 4:37:53 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies · 293+ views
    Michigan Live.com ^ | January 16, 2008
    Former Michigan congressman Siljander indicted by Gazette Staff and News Service Reports Wednesday January 16, 2008, 4:41 PM Gazette fileFormer U.S. Rep. Mark Deli Siljander A former Kalamazoo-area congressman was indicted Wednesday for his part in an alleged terrorist fundraising ring that is accused of sending more than $130,000 to an al-Qaida and Taliban supporter who has threatened U.S. and international troops in Afghanistan. Mark Siljander, a former Three Rivers resident who represented southwestern Michigan from 1981-87, was charged with money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. He allegedly lied about lobbying senators...
  • Afghanistan - Deadliest suicide attack kills dozens in Baghlan, VIP's among the dead

    11/06/2007 9:38:52 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 128+ views
    Afgha.com ^ | November 6, 2007
    The deadliest suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan’s history killed over 30 people and wounded well over 100 in the peaceful northern province of Baghlan. VIP’s, including a Parliamentary Financial Committee, were visiting a sugar factory in New Baghlan, close to the larger Pul-i-Kumri city, when the blast occurred. At this hour, the city is still in the throws of carnage and chaos. The body count has fluctuated widely since the attack occurred early this morning and local officials say it may take days to pick through the burnt bodies and rubble before an accurate number is acquired. Sayed Mustafa...
  • AFGHAN REBEL LEADER HEKMATYAR SAYS ENDS INSURGENCY -STATEMENT

    07/18/2007 11:45:09 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 58 replies · 1,731+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | July 19, 2007
    AFGHAN REBEL LEADER HEKMATYAR SAYS ENDS INSURGENCY -STATEMENT
  • Afghanistan - Afghan warlord says Bin Laden alive (Gulbuddin Hekmatyar)

    05/13/2007 10:39:20 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 12 replies · 1,297+ views
    Excerpt - DUBAI (AFP) - Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is still alive but keeping a low is still alive but keeping a low profile, notorious Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar said in a video released on Arab television. "According to my information I think that Osama is still alive," Hekmatyar said in the video broadcast by Al-Arabiya television late Sunday. He said Bin Laden, wanted by the United States over the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington, would be better off "not multiplying his appearances in the media or in publishing statements and videos." Hekmatyar earlier this...